LIHE: assisting communities toward active self-governance in Yunnan (China)

LIHE: assisting communities toward active self-governance in Yunnan (China)

For over ten years, Lijiang Institute of Health and Environment (LIHE) has dedicated itself to supporting self-governance and endogenous development for ethnic minority communities in Mt. Laojunshan area, within the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Site of Yunnan (China).  Their … Read more

Henri Rakotoson: unity is strength for Madagascar's communities!

Henri Rakotoson: unity is strength for Madagascar’s communities!

Henri Rakotoson is a most active leader in defending the rights of local communities to a dignified life through equitable access to land, water and other gifts of nature. He leads actions in his community, but also at the national … Read more

Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh: courageous spinner of solidarity in and with Palestine!

Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh: courageous spinner of solidarity in and with Palestine!

Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh– or Mazin, as many prefer to call him– is an inventive, gentle, untiring ‘spinner of solidarity’ who well fits the contemporary electronic modes of communication/ existence.  For years he has tirelessly diffused throughout the world a … Read more

Community Radio Brisas del Sur: strengthening local and indigenous governance in the mapuche-chono Antunen Rain community on the Aysén coast, Chile

Community Radio Brisas del Sur: strengthening local and indigenous governance in the mapuche-chono Antunen Rain community on the Aysén coast, Chile

This initiative will implement a communication strategy to strengthen local and indigenous governance in the Huichas archipelago, off the coast of the Aysén region in Chilean Patagonia. The project will have a positive impact on three levels.

At the local … Read more

Community solidarity in reaction to COVID 19 in Paute (Ecuador)

Community solidarity in reaction to COVID 19 in Paute (Ecuador)

Since early 2020, all countries in the world have been progressively affected by the COVID 19 pandemic, a disease whose impact is felt most severely by poor and disadvantaged communities.  Importantly, the disease requires a strong sense of mutual care … Read more

Cross-village solidarity and economic security through beekeeping  and participatory quality control in Xiengkuang (Lao PDR)

Cross-village solidarity and economic security through beekeeping and participatory quality control in Xiengkuang (Lao PDR)

The Sai Nam Pian, or Pian Stream, comprises ten communities which are well known for forest beekeeping in Xiengkuang, a northeastern province of Lao PDR. The Phosy community is one of such communities that gradually organized itself around the production … Read more

A powerful and moving statement by Felipe Gomez Gomez, 2012 Paul K. Feyerabend Laureate

A powerful and moving statement by Felipe Gomez Gomez, 2012 Paul K. Feyerabend Laureate

A powerful and moving statement has been prepared and offered  by Felipe Gomez Gomez, 2012 Paul K. Feyerabend Laureate, in the occasion of the 2020 Day of the Earth.

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The Savings and Loans Cooperative Jardin Azuayo (Ecuador)

The Savings and Loans Cooperative Jardin Azuayo (Ecuador)

The Savings and Loans Cooperative Jardin Azuayo (Ecuador) celebrates decades of service and joint learning and is more needed than ever.  A wonderful volume illustrated by Hernan Rodas Martinez – laureate Paul K. Feyerabend 2007 –describes the history of the … Read more

Lottie Cunningham Wren: fostering mutual solidarity and human rights law to defend the life, culture and nature of the Miskito people of Nicaragua.

Lottie Cunningham Wren: fostering mutual solidarity and human rights law to defend the life, culture and nature of the Miskito people of Nicaragua.

For thirty years, Miskitu lawyer Lottie Cunningham Wren has worked in the domestic and international arena to secure land rights for the indigenous peoples living along the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.  She is an exemplarily committed individual, whose professional capacities … Read more

Enhancing the traditional food knowledge and practices of indigenous Bambuti in the Great Lakes Region, DRC

Enhancing the traditional food knowledge and practices of indigenous Bambuti in the Great Lakes Region, DRC

This initiative by the organization Shirika La Bambuti focuses on five key local food products – to be ultimately listed in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste – derived from the agricultural and culinary tradition of the indigenous peoples of the … Read more

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